The purpose of the SCIE guide 'Facts about FACS' 2010 is to provide information and support for those involved in implementing the 2010 fair access to care services (FACS) framework. The guide builds on the content of the Department of Health's Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First: A whole system approach to eligibility for social care (DH, 2010). This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
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The dignity in care section of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website lists eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these Dignity Factors contributes to a person's sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care. The pages were published in June 2010 and will be reviewed in June 2013.
Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.
SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.
This workforce development strategy is intended to support workforce commissioning, planning and development to meet the new vision and priorities in adult social care. Strategy published by Skills for Care in May 2011.
This is a summary of the study. This study is the most user-centred and authoritative commentary to date on current policies and practice. The Standards We Expect project team (service users, practitioners and researchers) worked with service users, carers, front-line practitioners and managers in eight very diverse settings. Research findings published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in May 2011.
Skills for Care is the employer led authority on the training standards and development needs of adult social care staff in England. Skills for Care work with establishments offering adult social care and training providers - both regionally and nationally - to establish standards and qualifications that will equip social care workers with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver an improved standard of care.
Council cut backs could see the loss of 81,000 care home beds over the next 10 years. The anticipated increase in the UK’s ageing population would, at the same time, increase demand by 18,000 in the same period. Therefore, almost 100,000 older people could be unable to access the care home places they need and, because of their frailty, many would have to be admitted to hospital, creating a bed blocking crisis for the NHS.
This report makes a number of recommendations for central and local government action.
Briefing which discusses the barriers currently faced by BME people in accessing dementia care services and some of the ways in which services can become better at responding to the needs of BME people in their locality.
This paper has been developed by Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance. It sets out the current context for family and friends carers, our concerns about their circumstances and our recommendations.
Urgent action is required at national and local level in order that clear policies and systems are in place in every local authority to ensure that family and friends care arrangements are appropriately assessed and supported.
This good practice guide has been developed to assist local authorities in this task. It is informed by:
· Examples of good practice found in policies sent by local authorities in response to the FOI survey.